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Energies 2015, 8(9), 10335-10353;

Control and Performance Evaluation of Multiphase FSPM Motor in Low-Speed Region for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Academic Editor: Joeri van Mierlo
Received: 29 July 2015 / Revised: 9 September 2015 / Accepted: 10 September 2015 / Published: 21 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles)
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The flux-switching permanent-magnet (FSPM) motor has been viewed as a highly reliable machine with both armature windings and magnets on the stator. Owing to the high torque-production capability with low torque ripple, FSPM motors with a higher number of phases are potential candidates for traction applications in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). However, existing research has mostly focused on the principles and static performance of multiphase FSPM motors, and little attention has been paid to advanced control strategies. In this paper, the fully decoupled current control of a 36/34-pole nine-phase FSPM (NP-FSPM) motor is developed and the performance under different operating conditions is investigated. The aim of the design is to alleviate cross coupling effects and unwanted low-order stator harmonic currents, to guarantee fast transient response and small steady-state error. In addition, its fault-tolerance is further elaborated. These features are very important in automotive applications where low torque pulsation, high fault-tolerant capability and high dynamic performance are of major importance. Firstly, the research status of multiphase FSPM motors is briefly reviewed. Secondly, the mathematical model in the dq reference frames and control strategies are presented. Then, the control and performance of the NP-FSPM motor are evaluated by using MATLAB/Simulink. Finally, experiments on an NP-FSPM motor prototype are carried out to validate the study. View Full-Text
Keywords: FSPM; multiphase; hybrid electric vehicle; fully-decoupled; model; control FSPM; multiphase; hybrid electric vehicle; fully-decoupled; model; control

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Yu, F.; Cheng, M.; Chau, K.T.; Li, F. Control and Performance Evaluation of Multiphase FSPM Motor in Low-Speed Region for Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Energies 2015, 8, 10335-10353.

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